As your body goes through hormonal changes during pregnancy, its possible that they take a toll on your skin and present them in the form of acne, dullness, blemishes, lack of firmness, and elasticity. It can also make your skin look tired, just like your energy levels during this time.
The good news is that you can switch from tired and dull skin to lit-from-within skin with a few tweaks in your daily morning skincare routine. Trust us, making a few changes in your AM skincare regime can make all the difference and take you one step closer to the glowy skin you’re aiming for.
Starting your day with a morning skincare routine can help you look fresh and bright throughout the day. The best part is that it takes only 7 simple steps to achieve the radiant and nourished skin of your dreams.
First things first, use a cotton pad to wipe off the overnight dirt build-up. Next, use cleansing oil to remove excess oil from your skin. Make sure to use a pregnancy-safe cleansing oil that is lightweight and suits your skin type. All you need to do is take a few drops of the cleanser and rub it in your palms. Then, dab the oil on your face and rub it in circular motions all over. Finally, rinse with warm water. This step will help clear your skin, soften it, and make it ready for the next cleansing steps.
Follow up the first step with a non-oily and mild face wash that deep cleanses your face and clears off remaining dirt and debris. Choose a lightweight, pH-balanced face wash that doesn’t irritate your skin. You can opt for a natural Vitamin C face wash infused with ingredients like orange peels, Canadian willow herb, and Pro-Vitamin B5 to gently exfoliate the skin and remove impurities and improve hydration. A Vitamin C-infused face wash can also be beneficial in brightening your skin and treating issues like hyperpigmentation caused by free radical damage.
Take a generous amount of the face wash and massage it gently on your face in a circular motion. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a cotton towel.
A toner should be an essential part of your skincare routine. It can help remove any bits of oil or dirt left behind by your cleanser. It also helps shrink the pores and balance the pH levels of your skin. A toner can also prevent your skin from producing excess oil. Choose a natural daily toner infused with ingredients like Vitamin C, niacinamide, green tea, aloe vera, and witch hazel to get potent results. All these ingredients in the toner can help smoothen and hydrate it, soothe irritations and inflammations, and remove excess shine. Take a cotton ball and spritz enough toner on it and dab it over your face evenly until it gets absorbed into the skin.
Serums are skincare products designed with highly concentrated solutions that target and solve specific skin concerns. Choose a serum depending on the problem you have, and it will show results. For instance, if you are dealing with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, opt for a natural Vitamin C face serum to repair and replenish your skin.
A Vitamin c-enriched serum can protect your skin against free radical damage caused by sun exposure and pollutants, repair uneven skin tone, and texture, and enhance hydration and brightness. Take a few drops of face serum in your palms and apply it on your skin starting from the nose and then working your way outwards. Wait for 2-3 minutes before moving on to the next step.
Depending on your skin type, choose a creamy, nourishing face cream to hydrate and lock the moisture into your skin. Applying face cream will also prevent your skin from drying through the day. You can opt for a natural brightening face cream formulated with potent antioxidants like Vitamin C, squalene, ferulic acid, and Canadian willow herb to get soft and nourished skin. The ingredients in the face cream will keep your skin protected against the sun, strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, and keep it soft and supple. A Vitamin C-infused face cream is also helpful in enhancing collagen synthesis and reducing dark spots and patches on the skin.
You need a sunscreen with at least a sun protection factor (SPF) of 45 to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. A good sunscreen can protect your skin from damage and prevent wrinkles, fine lines, and spots. Make sure to opt for a mineral-based sunscreen only as the ingredients in physical sunscreen can be harmful to the baby. Your sunscreen should contain ingredients like zinc oxide, licorice extract, chamomile, and calendula extract to get broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Applying sunscreen regularly can also prevent redness, dark spots, and pigmentation.
The skin under your eyes is the most sensitive and thinnest part of your face. Therefore, you need to use products that are specially formulated to care for this area. Use a natural under-eye cream formulated with ingredients like niacinamide, chamomile, chia seed, and coffee oils to address concerns like puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. Opt for an under-eye cream with a built-in roller to ensure a gentle and soothing massage.
The right morning skincare routine can leave your skin refreshed and glowing throughout the day. It can also elevate your mood instantly and set the tone for the day. Make sure to follow the steps in the correct order and in case you get confused, just remember to layer your skincare products from the thinnest to the thickest consistency.